Tobago’s food scene is a little different than you might expect. You won’t find any 5-star dining here or famous chefs, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some delicious spots to go and eat. The island of Tobago’s charm lies in its small size and homemade local flavors. While there are some excellent restaurants on the island, for sure delicious home cooked meals dominate at great prices, say goodbye to expensive restaurant bills! – just head down below for our list of favourite places on the West!
The Fishpot Tobago
The Fishpot Tobago is a small restaurant, with just a few tables and a few seats at the bar. It has become one of the favourite spots on the island for both locals and tourists to grab amazing food at affordable prices. The menu changes regularly depending on what’s freshly caught on the beach or in season so you can always expect something tasty when visiting. Personal favourites are their fresh fish (obviously) and they can cook a steak! maybe you have to live here to understand that statement not forgetting their rum pate as a starter… we could visit for that alone!
Shore Things Tobago
Shore Things Tobago offers healthy local food. They have a small menu but everything is fresh, delicious and bursting with flavour! Enjoy your lunch under a shaded deck with an ocean view. Delicious local juices are made on the premises, so you should definitely try one! Enjoy the company of the birds as your eating your lunch and don’t forget to ask for their desert options, you wont be disappointed – our favourite is the lemon meringue pie!
La Tartaruga Tobago
La Tartaruga Tobago is an Italian spot in Buccoo that serves up tasty pizzas, pastas and friendly service. It’s a little pricier than some other restaurants on this list, but the quality is definitely there! They have a few outdoor patio tables, and they are the only restaurant we know of in Tobago who offer authentic Limoncello after dinner!
The Brown Cow Tobago
The Brown Cow Tobago is a small local eatery in Crown Point. The food is very reasonably priced and it’s a great spot for lunch or dinner. We love that they do both classic dishes and fusion options, making it easy to try something new without worrying about whether you’ll like it!
El Portico Tobago
El Portico Tobago is a great Italian option in Crown Point right near the ocean. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent, and the menu has all of your favourite Italian classics as well as some interesting options you might not find anywhere else!
Waves Restaurant Tobago Grafton Beach
Looking for great food, with a spectacular view? Look no further than Waves Restaurant – located on Grafton Beach, it really does have one of the nicest views around. The restaurant offers indoor seating on their deck and a relaxing deck bar where you can sit back, enjoy a beverage, and take in the view. The food is very well prepared, with an emphasis on ‘the catch of the day’ dishes, local and international cuisine.
The Best Food and Restaurants In Tobago
So as you can see if you are travelling to Tobago, you will be eating like a king. The island is famous for its seafood, especially lobsters and other fresh fish. Some of the top food on the island is based around local fruits and vegetables as well as fish and seafoods caught by local fisherman. Hidden gems often family owned and producing home cooked meals are easy to find on the island and definitely worth a try.
The Tobago Food Scene – Let’s Break It Down!
So to break it down, here are some of the best Tobago food on the island to try. Curry crab and dumplings is a popular delicacy that is served a lot in Tobago and a hearty pelau is another favourite available often on Saturdays along with a Tobago soup.
Coconut bake is another great option to try when visiting Tobago and can be found in most places serving breakfast, it’s delicious! For lunch before you leave try a roti it’s a local favourite and can be filled with many different options, the most popular being curry chicken and and a soft and delicous bread for scooping and dipping! That would be the roti!
See you on the island and we hope you have found our Tobago food scene article useful!